I have custom built cpu w/ a Sata boot Hard drive. Maxtor 320GB. I have a slave old IDE drive. The compture currently runs Linux booting from the SATA. I wish to also install Windows XP 64bit on a 141 GB FAT32 partition on this Hard drive.
Maxtor only provides a disk based MAXBLAST program which does nothing to aid installation. They provide no drivers.
When I insert the Windows XP boot CD it can only find the IDE drive, it absolutely does not see the SATA drive. There is an option during installation to load additional drivers from a 1952-era floppy drive. Ain't MicroSoft great? However I can never find a driver to load during this process: only an endless supply of expensive utility programs. Does anyone know where I can find a driver for the Maxtor "DiamondMax21" SATA harddrive?
No I don't want to erase Linux, format NTFS, nor install to the IDE.
Thanks for any help.